42 S. Camilla Street
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 526-1050
Fax: (901) 525-3219
Established by the amiable Ekundayo Bandele, the Hattiloo Theatre is actually named after his daughters Hatti, Hatshepsut and Loo! With a great downtown location in a neighborhood known as Edge, this black-box theater is one of the most popular ones with local artistes who converge here to exchange ideas and network. Their repertoire is pretty interesting too going by the past performances that have been held here. Check their website for more information on upcoming theatrical productions and contests.
Located in The Edge near downtown, this octagon framed ballroom with a balcony is used for many occasions. Premiere Palace Ballroom is done up in a classic 1930s style and spans across 2,500 square feet (232.26 square meters). It features a full kitchen and a marble top bar. It is ideal for intimate events such as cocktail parties, weddings and concerts.
Minglewood Hall is a versatile venue that plays host to almost any kind of event. Complete with state-of-the-art equipment, this hall makes a good venue for gigs, corporate functions and even private celebrations. A number of concerts and stage shows are held here regularly and this space is good for catching a well-scripted play as well. Check website for calendar of events.
Courthouse Co-Op is named after the street it is located on. It is a homestay for many students of the University of Memphis and cross-country travelers. It also is a performance space for local musicians. This three-story building oozes with funky artistry. Its walls are adorned with photomontages, drawings and paintings, and it houses a community library with books that cover almost all topics under the sun. Their music jam room is where all the musical action takes place. Though the shows are free, donations are always welcome. Some of their previous listings are The Soul Radics, Sanga, King Django, Real Live Tigers, Moon Casale, Red Sea, Dear Rabbit and El Cantador.
Formerly known as The Last Place on Earth, this high-energy club is the first place to come to hear live music from local and touring bands. From "funk to punk," there is something on offer for everyone. Check out show dates and ticket information online at the venue's Web site. You can order tickets online or by phone and tickets of Stop 345 are available at the door for some shows.
Crosstown Arts is a creative destination, housing a gallery, exhibition center, performance venue as well as a retail space for artists. Promoting local and national artists, this venue hosts MemFeast as well as a funding event for artists to support themselves. Community outreach activities like arts program after school for children are also conducted in the Cleveland Street Flea Market. The gallery is open between Tuesday to Saturday from 10 AM to 6PM.
A two story destination, the Plush Club, is the local hang out of Memphis. The crowd here mainly consists of youth who dance the night away sipping on to some of the bar concoctions. The club presents local events and live acts, some of which are ticketed so make sure you have one in order to bask in the night life of Memphis.
The venue for TheatreWorks, a voluntary organization, the Evergreen Theatre is a multi-purpose venue. Drama, musicals, concerts, ballet performances and much more is staged here on a regular basis. Various classes and workshops organized by TheatreWorks are held at Evergreen too. This theater with a seating capacity of 725, can also be rented for private events. For schedule and exact technical specifications, call ahead.
There is no telling who you will find playing at this historic theater on Beale Street, home of the blues. Most often, it is an act influenced by the blues, an up-and-coming band, or an alternative rock band. This small venue lets concert goers get close and seats offer great views of the stage. After a concert, wander down Beale Street for a drink or a different variety of live music to top off your evening's entertainment.
This 12,000-seat stadium is the home of the AAA baseball team, the Redbirds. Sponsored by AutoZone, a locally founded and headquartered car parts business, the stadium features 1500 club seats and 44 luxury suites with waiters, a lounge, and a bar for the high-rollers. The attached children's playground is an inspired touch, which will be much appreciated by families with restless youngsters. The architecture of the stadium has won awards, although there has been some criticism on the lack of parking provided for those attending games here.
WC Handy Park Pepsi Pavilion is a venue in Memphis known for hosting great blues acts and other prominent musicians. Past shows have included The Flaming Lips and George Clinton. It's named after W.C. Handy, a composer and musician also known as the "Father of the Blues." Experience great music in a beautiful outdoor setting at this venue.
Rum Boogie Cafe's Blues Hall features live music every night of the week. The venue itself isn't the most glamorous, but the talent is undeniable. The resident performers, Dr. Feelgood Potts and his band play Friday through Monday. It's located next to the Rum Boogie Cafe, which is known for its delicious Cajun and barbecue dishes. Make a night of it and visit this venue for some great blues.